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William CiprianiAbout William Cipriani, Esq.

Bill Cipriani graduated from West Virginia University in 1980 with a B.S. in Journalism. He received his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law in 1983. Upon admission to the West Virginia Bar Association, he began practicing law under mentor G. Charles Hughes of Moundsville, WV, where he was able to develop and refine his trial advocacy and litigation skills. Bill has over 30 years of experience serving clients throughout northern West Virginia. He has served as the City Attorney for the City of Wellsburg since 2006 and also serves as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Brooke County. In 2013, Bill was appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to the West Virginia Parkways Authority Board.

Andrew ThomasAbout Andrew J. Thomas, Esq.

Andrew (A.J.) Thomas graduated from West Virginia University in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Sociology and Philosophy. He received his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law in 2014, where he graduated in the top one-third of his class. While in law school, A.J. was awarded fellowships to work at West Virginia Legal Aid in Wheeling, WV, and the Public Defender Corporation for the First Judicial Circuit in Wheeling, WV. Also while in law school, he served as a student-attorney for the WVU College of Law Clinical Law Program and received a CALI award for excellence in the study of Elder Law. A.J. is from Wellsburg, WV, and graduated from Brooke High School in 2007.  A.J. currently serves as Fiduciary Commissioner for Brooke County, where he oversees the administration of decedents' estates and provides recommendations to the county commission concerning estate disputes.

To find out more about A.J.'s passion for Elder Law, read the WVU Today article by following the link.